Interesting move by Apple. Yet another example of a tech firm angling to improve security. I was surprised to see the report that said this was Apple's second largest acquisition. The biggest was the acquisition of NeXT in 1996 for $400 million. That one brought back Steve Jobs. Any chance of a similar impact here?
NFC payments are going to replace card/cash payments to great extent in future. And the main hurdle here is security and identifying the user. So I think the acquisition makes total sense for Apple. In a few years, we might be able to see a finger print sensor integrated into the home button of the iPhone
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.